Country Hour New South Wales
NSW Country Hour for Monday 22 December, 201412/21/14
Around 140 staff and volunteers searched 900 houses in the Port Botany area looking for any evidence of red fire ants. Authorities believe that no fire ants were found but they are still checking a number of samples.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 19 December, 2014
The independent panel conducting a review of biodiversity has finally released its report to tempered approval from farmer groups. Farmers have been anxiously awaiting the results of the review after having awaited a change in policy for the full term...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 18 December, 2014
Scientists are concerned that the Federal Government is compromising future trade opportunities by abolishing animal health committees. The government has axed 14 agricultural bodies as part of its mid-year Budget update, including the Sub-Committee...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 17 December 2014
New South Wales is still not clear of red fire ants, but authorities are optimistic. Initially discovered near a container depot in Port Botany, the original colony has been destroyed. But the surveillance has not been completed. It has been expanded...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 16 December, 2014
A unique sale of bucking bulls and horses is attracting buyers from all over Australia. Big sales of high quality rodeo bucking stock don't come along every day, and Matt and Rachael Adams are one of the biggest breeders of bulls and horses for the...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 12 December 2014
The ANZ bank will introduce a 12-month moratorium on forced farm sales in areas of crippling drought throughout Queensland and New South Wales. ANZ's announcement took graziers by surprise yesterday, but they welcomed the news. But there's still...
Country Hour for Thursday 11 December, 2014
On the NSW Country Hour, the lengths one miner is going to win public support for his cyanide processing plant, a proposed infant milk processing plant in Orange, export opportunities for wine into Hong Kong, plus weather information and livestock...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 10 December, 2014
New South Wales irrigators say the latest Murray-Darling report has given them serious concerns about whether constraints can be fully overcome to deliver flows at the SA border.
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 9 December 2014
Across New South Wales and drought hit Queensland, graziers are very happy that rain of around 25 millimetres has been fairly widespread. There are some reports of up to 100 millimetres in some areas. But Ben Thomas, from Meat and Livestock Australia...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 8 December, 2014
The property rights case, Spencer versus the Commonwealth, is in the Federal Court and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter it's as important to Australian history as Mabo.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 5 December, 2014
Farmers in north-west NSW will receive at least part of the assistance they specifically requested from the Federal Government to help them recover if and when the current drought ends. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton says the measures announced this...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 4 December, 2014
Gloucester in the Manning valley could be the next hot spot for coal seam gas development in NSW. We talk to the locals to find out how they really feel about the moves to tap into more gas.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 3 December 2014
It's extraordinary that, in a country with floods and droughts, there has been no insurance for farmers to protect their investment. Now for the first time there is a trial of a multi-peril crop insurance, but only one product is available. In its...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 2 December 2014
Nationally, wheat production is forecast to drop by 14 per cent, barley by 22 per cent, and canola by 12 per cent. ABARES economist Peter Collins says the drop in production is due to a dry growing season in many areas.
Country Hour for Monday 1 December, 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today, the Nationals poll badly in Victoria, temperature records broken in News South Wales in November, producing garlic under snow, plus livestock markets and weather information.
NSW Country Hour Friday 28 November 2014
Despite the dry winter, the water allocations for irrigators in NSW are not going to be cut, NSW Water Minister Kevin Humphries says.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 27 November, 2014
CEO of JBS Australia Brent Eastwood says there is no need for farmers to worry about lessening of competition as JBS is all about increasing demand for beef worldwide.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 26 November, 2014
With the dry winter, the water allocations for irrigators in NSW are likely to be cut, one broker says.
NSW Country Hour for 25 November 2014
The New South Wales Farmers Association is raising concerns about the increasing penetration of the meat processing giant JBS into the Australian market.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 24 November, 2014
One of the ABC's flagship rural programs, Bush Telegraph, has been axed as the national broadcaster deals with more than $250 million in funding cuts imposed by the Federal Government.
- Sydney, NSW